Wednesday, September 16, 2015

VLOG Hello and New Quilts

Hello friends!

What a fun day this has been, and how unbelievable that because of Terry, I SUDDENLY planned a vacation for Jerry's 9-30 birthday.  Terry and Doug are going on a motorcycle trip with our church to Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Then they are going on to Branson for a few days.  Terry said, "Why don't you and Jerry meet us up there?"

Jerry has been wanting to go to Branson forever, and we have new friends, Deb and Jim very near there that we are anxious to meet in person; SOOOOOOOOOOOO, I immediately got on line and found a hotel.  Called Jerry first, of course, and he was very excited.  Promises he can take four days off.

THEN I remembered that we have this entire ZOO that we have to take care of, and I thought, "We CAN'T go anywhere!"  What will we do with the 4 pets?  Well, my sweet daughter and her husband love our dogs, and they said they would keep them.  My daughter says the cats will be fine in a garage for four days, so I guess we will do that.  Nobody here where we live that would want to deal with any of that.  I hate to board them because they put them in cages.  Ick!

Trips always stress me to the max.  Don't know why.  Plus, this is September, and the world is supposed to come to an end or something close to that according to my brother.  I will try to remain calm.

Here's the little VLOG I made for you.  It is all about Peggy's Monday webcast.
I will catch you up on my owls tomorrow.

Here is the quilt Terry quilted on the longarm today.  It is so SOFT and PRETTY.  I told her it reminds me of whipped cream.  I LOVE the panto she used on it.  I think I will have her do that one on the quilt she made for me.

And Terry must have breathed in too many fumes from her car or something because this picture she took of me with my lap quilt makes me DIZZY!   You may recall she is a professional photographer.  Must have been my cheap little camera, lol.

Here is a better pic of it.  I LOVE blacks and whites, and I really like this French Braid design.

She JUST HAPPENED to know all of that.  (-;

She would already have this quilted too, but I wanted a black/silver/white variegated thread for it.  It has not arrived yet.

Gotta go.  Time to fix dinner already.

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Great news that you'll actually go on vacation and Jerry has agreed! You all will have a wonderful time and the weather should be fantastic. Don't know if the foliage is turning yet, but everywhere around Table Rock Lake is beautiful. Your new friends will know all the places you should go. God has really blessed you with Terry and your new friend Deb and I am SO happy for you. Maybe taking a trip is stressful for you because you don't take them enough! So this will be good for both you and Jerry. Take pictures and be ready to tell me about everything! Love you, Margaret

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention, that I went with a group from church to see the movie "War Room" yesterday afternoon. If you get a chance to see it, it is very worthwhile; good Christian movie. AND I was surprised to see previews of two additional Christian movies coming out soon. Guess the Christian community doesn't need Hollywood to make good films! Margaret

    1. Margaret,
      You must have missed my blogpost about War Room. It is a few posts back. Saw it and LOVED it!!!
      Thanks for the tips.
      Hugs, Joy

  3. Thank you Joy for sharing about your life! I have enjoyed reading your blog. I understand about your cats and travel. I have three cats that are pets and one feral cat that comes to eat. I pay someone to come by the house and check on them when we leave. Enjoy your trip.

  4. Loved the French braid quilt, but did not see the name of the pantograph used to quilt it. Would you share please?

  5. I always enjoy reading your blog, Joy! Could you please ask Terry to share the name of the piecing pattern she used for the turquoise & cream quilt? Enjoy your trip! Beth in AL


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